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Broad and thorough, solidly research based, and made lively, practical, and personal through anecdotes and real-life examples, this introduction to human development offers a combination topical/chronological approach, an eclectic theoretical perspective, and a focus on contemporary issues and concerns. Discusses topics under three major age divisions — childhood, adolescence, and adulthood — focusing on development throughout the life-span. Topics include: perspectives, physical development, cognitive development, emotional development and social development. Appropriate for readers interested in Human Development, Growth and Development, Developmental Psychology, and Life-Span Development.
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New edition of a text which emphasizes the family's changing role in the socialization of children. An introductory section is followed by a discussion of perspectives on each of the four major age divisions (the beginnings of human life, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood) as well as physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780138052768
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 759
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Study of Human Development Over the Life Span 2
1 A Life-Span Developmental Perspective 2
2 Theories of Development 24
Pt. 2 The Beginnings of Human Life 46
3 Heredity, Environmental Influences, and Prenatal Development 46
4 Childbirth and the Neonate 82
Pt. 3 Child Development 106
5 Perspectives on Child Development 106
6 Physical Development 120
7 Cognitive Development 158
8 Emotional Development 206
9 Social Development 238
Pt. 4 Adolescent Development 298
10 Perspectives on Adolescent Development 298
11 Physical Development 314
12 Cognitive Development 338
13 Emotional Development 364
14 Social Development 394
Pt. 5 Adult Development 428
15 Perspectives on Adult Development 428
16 Physical Development 456
17 Cognitive Development 492
18 Emotional Development 524
19 Social Development 552
20 Death, Dying, and Bereavement 600
Glossary 623
Bibliography 637
Photo Credits 703
Name Index 705
Subject Index 737
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